Rahad River

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Map showing the Ethiopian Highlands, where Rahad River originates

The Rahad is a river whose sources are in Ethiopia, where it is called Shinfa, and a tributary of the Abay (Blue Nile) on the right side.[1] The river has its origins in the Ethiopian Highlands, from where it flows 480 km (300 mi) into eastern Sudan. In Sudan, it merges into the Blue Nile.

A black-maned Sudan lion was described from this river.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rahad River". Britannica Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ Pease, A. E. (1909-10-16). The Book of the Lion. Ravenio Books.

Coordinates: 14°46′N 33°51′E / 14.767°N 33.850°E / 14.767; 33.850